Fat has gained a name for being a “baddie” in our diets. This is basically because it contains 9 calories per gram compared to carbs and protein at roughly 4 per gram. Omitting fat in favour of eating extra carbohydrate is a really bad idea though. Funnily enough, within our body, these excess carbohydrates eaten also turn into fat!
Whether to drink cow’s milk or not is a topic hugely debated. From my personal experience there are lots of people who have health problems that result from drinking milk or eating products with milk proteins in them.
My garden is awash with cucumbers but as they are great for juicing I am sure they will be all eaten up. The humble cucumber has many great health benefits some of which are listed below. If you can source organic then that’s a great bonus Continue reading Health Benefits of Cucumbers
For many of you there will be courgettes taking off in the garden! if you have a few plants you’ll be needing plenty of ideas of what to do with them. I’ll post a few over these next weeks but here is one for starters. Continue reading Courgette Souffle
Great Nutrition from the Simple Seed
Hemp, Flax & Chia Seeds
Seeds are a great high protein option to add to the diet with generally less fat than nuts. The fats they do contain however include the very heart healthy alpha linoleic acid precursors to omega 3. Continue reading Seeds
While you need to be calorie AWARE if you are trying to lose weight it is where your calories come from that count!! ALL CALORIES ARE NOT THE SAME and losing weight should never be just about calorie counting. Continue reading Being Calorie Aware